Alvarez AD60CE Dreadnought (w/ EQ)

Item#: AD60

Product Description: Artist Dreadnought Acoustic Cutaway EQ (Solid Top)

Price:

In terms of value, the new Artist ’60 Series is probably the best guitar we have ever made. We were very careful to get the construction just right to allow this series to sing, and deliver a player experience that’s so good; it’s probably revolutionary for a mid price instrument. Whether you’re looking for a Dreadnought, Folk or something a little more niche such as a Baritone, Grand Auditorium or Bass, Artist Series has them all.
This is the acoustic-electric version of the AD60 which is fitted with the awesome SYS650, blend system EQ w/tuner, developed by our friends at B-BAND. 

  • Key Features

    Key Features

    • Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
    • Back & Sides: Mahogany
    • Neck: Dovetail Neck Joint
    • Fingerboard: Rosewood
    • Machine heads: Chrome
    • Bridge: Alvarez bi-level rosewood
    • Strings: D’Addario EXP’s
    • Finish: High Gloss
    • Bracing: Hand sanded, hand scalloped
    • Dimensions

      Dimensions

      • Overall Length (mm)
      • 1042
      • Body Width (mm)
      • 395
      • Body Depth at Heel (mm)
      • 100
      • Body Depth at Base (mm)
      • 124
      • Scale (mm)
      • 648
      • Scale (inches)
      • 25 1/2″
      • Number of frets
      • 21
      • Nut Width (mm)
      • 44.45
      • Nut Width (inches)
      • 1 3/4″
    • Product Materials

      Product Materials

      • Top
      • Solid A+ Sitka Spruce
      • Top Finish
      • Natural/Gloss
      • Back & Sides
      • Mahogany
    • Additional Details

      Additionals Details

      • Neck Joint
      • Dovetail
      • Neck meets body
      • 14th Fret
      • Pickup / EQ
      • SYS550

     

    Alvarez Artist Series –

    Our Dreadnoughts are powerful and wonderful guitars to play. Great quality tone from bass to sparkle and in everything in between. This one being mahogany delivers strong mids and a warm, articulate sound with high-end cosmetics.

    Artist Series is now “The Award Winning Artist Series” – winning competitions and receiving rave reviews in the States, Europe and around the world. It’s a truly designed line of guitars that stands tall and sounds sweet in the solid top guitar market.

    Hand selected solid tops; forward shifted scalloped bracing, awesome tone and player experience….

    The term “solid top” of course refers to the soundboard of an acoustic guitar being made of solid wood, rather than being laminated. However, just because the top is solid, it does not necessarily mean the sound automatically benefits from this feature. The tone of the instrument only improves significantly when the whole guitar is built correctly to really release the energy a solid soundboard can generate. Artist Series is built to do exactly this.

    Each model is designed to get the best out if its components, and for them to work together to produce a tone and player experience, rarely found in affordable instruments. These components include our FST2M bracing system, bi-level bridge, real bone nut and great quality tone woods.

    FSTM is a forward shifted X brace design. Both the X braces and asymmetric tone bars are scalloped. Moving the system forward allows for a larger soundboard, which is optimized with a solid maple bridge plate for both strength and energy.

    The sound is warm, open and powerful, and both the treble and bass registers are clearly present and balanced in relation to each other. These guitars feel right and are exciting to play and responsive. Dig in and they shout right back at you, treat them gently and they whisper and respond instantly to the lightest strum or pick.

    The solid ‘A’ grade Sitka spruce and cedar tops are hand selected from quarter-sawn wood. This ensures consistent quality, and its no secret better guitars are made from better wood. Our tops not only look great but they are stiff and strong and finely grained.

    New Artist Series guitars look stunning and come in a huge variety of shapes, colors and wood choices from standard OM and Dreadnought models to more specialist instruments such as Baritone and Parlor. Each shape is also available in a left-handed version.